Outrageously Amazing One-Bowl 5-Ingredient Brownies

/// August 6th, 2014

This is my favorite brownie recipe! Chewy, fudgy, oh-so-chocolatey brownies made from scratch – with zero hassle or fuss. This outrageously amazing recipe only requires one-bowl, 5-ingredients, and 30 minutes in the oven. Cue the happy dance!

This outrageously amazing recipe only requires one-bowl, 5-ingredients, and 30 minutes in the oven.

Happy Wednesday, friends! How’s your week going so far? I know I always say this, but I cannot BELIEVE we’re already in the first week of August. Bonkers!!! Do you feel like time is flying by, too? I’m thinking it’s a Summer thing!

To get this humpday off to a great start, I made us a batch of the easiest, tastiest, watch-out-because-you’ll-want-to-eat-them-ALL-yourself brownies ever! Actually I made them for you over the weekend, but somehow that batch never made it to the photo shoot (…can you say ice cream sandwiches?), so I made us another batch yesterday. The things I do 😉

This outrageously amazing recipe only requires one-bowl, 5-ingredients, and 30 minutes in the oven.

If you’re crazy about brownies, there are a few things you should know before getting your one-bowl-brownie dance on:

1) These brownies are insanely easy to make, BUT… they gotta cool completely before being cut. This means just a wee bit of patience is required in the final stage. That being said, you can totally pop them in the freezer (like I do) if you want to speed this stage up. Cheating? Maybe. But hey – sometimes you just need your brownie!

2) You can use dark or semi-sweet chocolate for these brownies, but I would highly suggest staying away from the milk variety. It’s too sweet and won’t give the brownies the same dark, rich, fudgy punch. And trust me, that’s a punch you want 😉

3) What goes best with hot (or cold) chocolate brownies? Ice cream, of course! My favorite way to eat these gorgeous, crackly chocolate treats is with a giant scoop of vanilla on top. Ya know, just in case you were wondering… :)

Are you ready to DIG IN yet?!

This outrageously amazing recipe only requires one-bowl, 5-ingredients, and 30 minutes in the oven.

Chocolate brownies are my love language and I would do almost anything for them, but the fact that this recipe only dirties ONE bowl and calls for 5 ingredients sure is sweet! The other great thing is that the said ingredients couldn’t be more basic. In fact, I bet you have most of them, if not all of them, in your pantry right now! All you need is flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and chocolate!  Do you have all of them? I bet you totally do. That’s exciting!!!

There’s so much good and tasty going on in every bite of these simple, easy-to-make brownies, I just know these will become a recipe you make over and over and OVER again. Not that anyone will be complaining about that 😉 xoxo

Outrageously Amazing One-Bowl 5-Ingredient Brownies


  • 9 ounces dark or bitter-sweet chocolate chips/ baking chocolate
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) SALTED butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (be sure not to pack your flour!)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
  2. In a large, microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and chocolate in microwave for 30 seconds.
  3. Stir; return to microwave and heat for 30 seconds more, continue this process until chocolate is melted.
  4. Add sugar and beat well. Then add eggs, yolk, and finally flour, stir until just combined! Be sure not to over mix the batter or your final product will be cake like brownies, not chewy ones.
  5. Pour batter into a lightly greased 8×8 glass baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven; let cool for at least 30 minutes, then cut into squares and serve!

39 thoughts on “Outrageously Amazing One-Bowl 5-Ingredient Brownies

  1. Julia

    YES on hump day brownies! Yeah, I can’t believe it’s August already, either…I could use an extra 6 months of summer. Loving these easy one-bowl brownies! I’ll try to resist the temptation to cut into them too early…really, I’ll probably end up eating them with a spoon is what will happen..

  2. Joanne

    I’m amazed that these are SO incredibly fudgy with so few ingredients and so little baking stress! Definitely the little black dress of the brownie world.

  3. Christina

    I made these and they are so quick and SO yummy!! I need to bring them over to my sister-in-law’s house so that I don’t eat the whole tray!

  4. Ashlie

    These looked and smelled wonderful but they are SO sweet. I used semi sweet morsels. Could you cut back the sugar by half or would that mess up the texture?

    1. bakerbynature Post author

      Hi Ashlie. Cutting the sugar will definitely mess with the texture. Next time try using bittersweet, dark, or even un-sweetened chocolate to helps cut back on the sweetness.

  5. Crochetfrog125

    I measured my chips using an electronic food scale. After I made the first batch my husband was already asking for more. For the second batch I only had a little over 7 ounces of chocolate chips left. I made up the remaining 2 ounces with natural peanut butter….omg they are out of this world!!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  6. Rebecca

    I couldn’t wait…i had to eat a bit of the hot yummy gooey brownies…they were so good…now i will finish waiting until they cool so i can eat more!!! yum

  7. Catherine

    Hi I’ve tried making these twice now but my batter seems to seize up after adding the flour. It’s definitely not pourable at all. I’m plopping it into the tray and leveling it out with a spoon! I’m definitely not adding more flour than called for (I spoon and level). And my eggs are at room temp. What am I doing wrong? Please help! I really want to make these successfully!

    1. Katie

      I had the same experience. I wonder if there is a typo? Equal amounts of sugar and flour seems unusual in a brownie recipe, with most tending instead towards about a 2:1 ratio.


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